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Business Description: Paladin Energy Limited (PDN) is a uranium production and exploration company with projects currently in Australia, Canada, and Africa. The Langer Heinrich Mine in Namibia is its flagship project. Its FY13 production was 8.26 Mlb U3O8.
Strategy Analysis: PDN aims to establish a global footprint underpinned by significant uranium production to meet the growing demand for nuclear fuel. It seeks progressive development of its uranium resources, complemented by strategic merger and acquisition activity, supported by opportunities arising from its marketing entity, Paladin Nuclear.
Paladin Energy reported a net loss of US$193.5m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were US$195.5m, up 13% from the same period last year. Basic and Diluted EPS was (23.1) US cents compared to (14.9) US cents last year. The net operating cash inflow was US$49.3m compared to an outflow of US$78.0m in the pcp. No dividend was declared. The company also reported record half year combined production of 4.120Mlb U3O8, an increase of 34% over the December 2011 half year achieving 97% of nameplate production for the half year. FY2013 production guidance of 8.0-8.5Mlb U3O8 remains on target.
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